A new debate has been started after the win of Mumbai Indians against the Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2023. The fans and experts of the game started talking about and praising the captaincy of the MI skipper Rohit Sharma in the do-or-die game for his team.
Meanwhile, the former legendary Indian skipper and batter, Sunil Gavaskar came up with a comparison between the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and veteran CSK skipper MS Dhoni.
“Madhwal got Badoni over the wicket, he got Pooran round the wicket. If it was a CSK match and MS Dhoni was the captain, everybody would’ve said MS plotted Pooran’s dismissal. Rohit Sharma couldn’t get the credit for Pooran’s wicket,” said Gavaskar to Sports Today.
Subsequently, a section of the fans couldn’t resist reacting to this statement from Gavaskar; they immediately took to Twitter and came up with a lot of divided opinions on the micro-blogging site.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Ye sab Asia cup aur world cup Mai kaha tha ????
— Anmol Agarwal (@AnmolAg58249292) May 26, 2023
Mumbai Lobby begging for credit. 😂😂😂 They can't admit how pathetic captain he's.
— Death over specialist (@rohancric947) May 26, 2023
MSD – Two WC holder.
Rohit – 0
That's the difference…
— True Indian R. B 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@banikrajdeep71) May 26, 2023
During the beginning of the season, Rohit was literally branded as the goat captain of IPL with 5 trophies and now he is underrated?
When was he ever underrated?
— msd_stan (@bdrijalab) May 26, 2023
Madhwal said Rohit bhaiya asked him to do so
— Yashh (@Y_On_Earthh) May 26, 2023
Itne mahenge coaches jhakk Marne ko lagaye maine kya!
— Mukesh Ambani (Parody) (@AmbaniHu) May 26, 2023
He is the most overrated captain. Would have won us the World Cup or the Asia cup to say the least. He hasn't been performing in major tournaments for a long time, it was all because of bumrah, pandya brothers, polard and malinga that he won ipl those many times
— manish (@manish_mg110092) May 26, 2023
— 𝐀𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐯 🚬 (@Master___Cheif) May 26, 2023
Give countless credits to Rohit Sharma no one is stopping you but why always these drag DHONI's name in it ?
Is there any power in this world which stopping you from giving credits to Rohit without dragging DHONI's name in it?
— Nikhil Pujari (@nikhilsp27) May 26, 2023
Vadapav carried by shopkeepers and team
MSD carry the team
Know the difference
— MSDO7 𓃵 (@Exce63109Shorts) May 26, 2023
Coming back to the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League 2023, the defending champions Gujarat Titans and the five-time champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns in the second qualifier of the tournament. Both teams will fight for a place in the final of the tournament against Chennai Super Kings.
The second qualifier will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad today on the 26th of May from 7.30 PM.
Whereas, the summit clash of the tournament will be played on Sunday, the 28th of May from 7.30 PM. Chennai Super Kings will take on in this match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The four-time champion Chennai Super Kings will be eyeing on to win their fifth title in the history of the tournament. Whereas the defending champions Gujarat Titans will be targeting to win the second consecutive title.
Other than these two, the most successful team of the tournament, Mumbai Indians would be aiming for the sixth title in the Indian Premier League.